According to rapper Kanye West he reckons Lindsay Lohan has made it pretty much impossible for stylish celebrities to start their own fashion lines. He refers, of course, to her collaboration with Estrella Archs at Emanuel Ungaro last year, which let's face it, wasn't great. But harsh words from Mr West, known for his curious style adventures with slatted neon shades, who called it 'the 9/11 for celebrities doing fashion'.
Wowzers. Brutal. And now with his own fashion range, Pastelle, in development, the star feels overwhelmed by the obstacles facing him as a would-be designer. 'There are so many ups and downs, hurts and pains in fashion. It's extremely frustrating, because I do have opinions on colour palettes and fabrics, but do I have the time to pick out every belt buckle? I don't have 20 years of fashion experience, and my father wasn't a tailor able to train me. The only way it would work was if I sat next to a designer.' Let’s hope Gwen Stefani, Victoria Beckham and Lily Allen don’t hear about the 9/11 of celebrity fashion. It could be the end of life as we know it!
- Naomi Attwood